KHANH HOA — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to establish an administrative urban centre under the People's Committee of the central coastal Khanh Hoa Province.
Châu Ngo Anh Nhân, director of Khanh Hoa Province development project's management board said today that the whole project will cover 126ha in Vinh Phuoc Commune, of Nha Trang City, of which 37ha comprises the new administrative centre.
The rest of the acreage will be used for commercial housing areas and office buildings.
The total investment for the project is about VND4.3 trillion (US$195.4 million). Of that, the administrative urban centre will cost VND3 trillion.
The centre's design originated from the image of chim yen (Apodidae) bird's nest. The administrative building is designed with a dome architecture, and the surrounding areas are covered with trees and paths.
"It is one of green architecture-designed works that help reduce heat and promote energy efficiency inside buildings," the director said.
The centre will be in charge of giving instructions for administrative procedures and receiving documents of individuals and organisations.
Cultural-exchange activities, festivals and anniversaries will be taken place at the centre.
Behind the main dome-architecture building is a bird's nest-designed square which is expected to be an attractive outdoor tourism site for both domestic and foreign visitors.
Surrounding the square is a museum, cinemas, and an amusement park for children and youngsters.— VNS